Places We Protect

Scott and Norma Matheson Wetlands Preserve


Aerial view of wetlands with red rock plateaus in the distance.
Matheson Wetlands Preserve Aerial view of the Scott and Norma Matheson Wetlands Preserve in Utah. © Linda Whitham

More than 200 species of birds, amphibians and mammals can be found at the Matheson Wetlands Preserve.

Main Visitor Area Closed

Due to the floods of August 2022 and June 2024, The Nature Conservancy visitor area at the Matheson Preserve off of Kane Creek Boulevard is closed due to extensive damage. A reopening date has not been established. 

A portion of the preserve remains accessible to visitors via an alternative but undeveloped entrance. This area lacks signage, is not handicapped accessible and is not optimized as a visitor experience. It is a back entrance that remains open.

There is no physical address for this parking location; however, it is just west of:

1070 W 400 N, Moab, UT 84532.

400 N dead ends at a gate where you can park.

Support Our Work at the Wetlands

When you donate today, you will help protect this oasis in the desert for birds, wildlife and future generations.